NEW YORK – On Sunday, June 4, starting at 5 pm Eastern time, SJ Auctioneers will conduct a sale titled Luxury Collectibles, Toys and More. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Consisting of 266 lots, the lineup includes breweriana tin tip trays from the pre-Prohibition era; fine sterling silverware from brands such as Tiffany & Co. and Cartier; pieces by Lalique and Herend; and vintage Disney porcelain made in Japan.
Leading the offerings is a trio of tin litho windup toys depicting the characters Popeye, Happy Hooligan and Barnicle Bill, together estimated at $2,500-$5,000. Their heights vary from 6.5 to 7in tall, all have retained their windup keys, and all are functional.
Another standout is a signed Herend pheasant bird figurine from 1997 with an estimate of $2,500-$3,000. The figure features the 24K gold Fishnet pattern, which on this pheasant is very rare. It measures 12.5 by 6.5in and is in new condition, with no chips or cracks.
Notable among the aforementioned antique tin tip trays is one from a brewer that did not survive Prohibition: a Bartholomay winged wheel beer and ale lithographed small tip tray. It predates the year 1905, has a diameter of 4 3/8in and is estimated at $500-$1,000.
Returning to vintage toy choices, the June 4 auction features a Louis Marx & Co Honeymoon Express windup mechanical tin train with cottage. Made in Japan, it dates to 1930, comes with its original box and is in working condition. Its estimate is $250-$500.
Rounding out the highlights is a 1960s complete set of 34 Disneykins, hand-painted plastic miniature Disney figures in an original display box. The mini-figures stand between an inch to 1.5in in height, and the box is in very used condition. It has an estimate of $500-$1,000.
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